Sarah Grunst

Country representing

United States


  • University of Colorado Boulder

Current organisation


Current role

Experienced Associate

Areas of interest

Human Rights
Peace and Conflict

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about


Twice a month I take my dog to a local Alzheimer’s facility to spend quality time with the residents. Often many of the residents are already in the living room or kitchen awaiting the arrival of the dogs. We make our way to each person spending a few minutes sitting next to, talking to and getting to know one another all while getting licks and pets from the therapy dogs. One memorable weekend reminded me why it is so important to give back to our community and respect those around us. There is a gentleman who, due to advanced age and depression, has withdrawn into himself no longer speaking much to those around him. For an hour my dog patiently sat next to his wheel chair and allowed him to place his hands on her head and very slowly scratch between the ears. Two other residents sat nearby holding hands and wiping away tears knowing the happiness this was bringing this man. I try to remember the valuable lessons my dog has taught me- love unconditionally, be loyal and faithful, and remember to always sit close and listen to those around you.